Friday, June 4, 2010

For the Graduate

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is the last day of school for my daughters -- this weekend officially begins my summer vacation! This summer I'll be doing some tutoring, and my older two will be working, but there hopefully will be lots of time for the pool and some crafting with my little ones! :)

Here is a card I made for my niece's graduation. I decided to do something a little bit non-traditional. She is a smart, talented and confident individual, and she has accomplished so much during her time in high school. I wanted this card to reflect her fun personality and style!

I used Jen's Sketch for You to Try. She always has the best sketches -- be sure to visit her on Saturdays if you need some inspiration for a layout! The stamp set is Fairy Tales from Verve Stamps, and the paper is June Bug by BasicGrey.

I made the flower by using my scallop circle punch on the patterned paper. I then crumpled up the scalloped circles, inked the edges, and layered them with a button on top. The top circle is folded and gathered in just a bit to make it smaller than the bottom circle. I used glue dots to hold the layers together. You can do this with several layers, or you can use other punches or flower dies to create a different look.

That's all for today! I appreciate you stopping by today and every day! :)

Have a fantastic Friday!


carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oooh... this is a good idea for a grad card... and I have that set, too! *thinking, thinking* Thanks for the idea, chica! :)

Jodi Collins said...

This is GORGEOUSNESS Christina! LOVE the papers you used and that big flower is AWESOME!!!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours and non-traditional graduation look!

Raven said...

I would love to get the Jumbo Scallop Die and the Cloud die. Can you point me in the right direction? I love the projects you have created with all of the Die-namics!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love this bright and happy card to celebrate your niece's graduation. Those papers are so yummy!